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RW - red silks - brass ball-ends - stainless - Rotosound 66

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Killed_by_Death, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. Just got this one in & have no idea what strings are on it, but they sound nice & clanky, which I'm loving!

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  2. RyanOh

    RyanOh Gold Supporting Member

    Didn't someone say GHS the other day?
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  3. The Boomers don't have silk at the ball end. Also, looks like this is a different shade of red from the one on the Boomers.

    Rotosound, maybe?
  4. RyanOh

    RyanOh Gold Supporting Member

    Rotos have colored balls.

    Kbd's have that magenta look to them, oh well.
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  5. LouBass

    LouBass Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Ann Arbor Michigan
    Older Swing Bass 66... Rotos. But not that old as they didn't start the colored ends not that long ago.
  6. RE: the shade
    I used auto-correct on both the photos above, so here's one w/o correction:

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  7. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    This. I vote Rotos.
  8. Jimruth

    Jimruth Supporting Member

    If this were the 1980s I’d say GHS Bass Boomers.
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  9. It's true the Boomers used to have silk at the ball end; however, the silked part would have been shorter and they didn't have the kind of winding under the silk like the ones in the photo, either.
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  10. Hmm, OP of this thread seems to confirm Rotos:

    Silk colors


    If they're this clanky, I might have to buy a new set.
  11. non


    Aug 4, 2015
    ibanez sr600 ?
    looks like my 2012 sr600 which is my #1. a year ago i upgraded the pups and preamp to all american bartolinis and man did that fill in the missing pieces on this bass.
  12. Yeah, the model number is covered by the serial number on this one, so I got it for the price of a pre-owned SR500.
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  13. Steadfast


    Sep 28, 2015
    Search Me
    Yup. I use rotos on my fretless. Colored balls. Different colors I should say. No silk at the balls on mine.
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  14. Blankandson

    Blankandson Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    Gallatin, Tennessee
    Is this the one that was missing?
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  15. I used Roto Swing bass exclusively for decades on my Rics as I tried to close Chris Squire and other British Proggers

    Oddly the only band I had a prolonged career with was a country covers band

    I played country covers while Channeling Lee Sklar and Squire

    I even used with a pick and the band Loved it! I crossed the line with running stereo and stacking a 4/12 atop my Sunn 1-18VH

    Hey... I got to perform 3X weekly and got paid for it I digress...

    Roto Swingbass 66 have The ting n tang clang you want when new but is short lived without frequent string cleaning
    Enjoy them!
  16. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    The ash-body 600 is much better than the mahogany-bodied 500s in my opinion. Congrats.

    Looks to me like the strings are not positioned correctly in the bridge. I could be wrong, but they appear partially out of the ball socket.
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  17. I do believe it sounds better than the mahogany SR505 at the local Ibanez dealer, but that one has the standard D'Addario Nickel-wound on it.

    I'd go Nordstrand if I did that, Big Splits & a active/passive switch.

    Yeah, it finally turned up about 5 hours ago.
  18. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    Not totally sure those are Rotosounds. Rotosound switched to no silk at the ball end and started using different coloured ball ends (red, blue, white and red, like the Union Jack) around 2014.
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  19. Roto 66 is more affordable now than in 80s if memory serves so buy a new set and get ready to Prog!

    BTW ... Any bass with Roto rounds will produce the clangyest ting n tang Prog tone instantly

    Crank the tone. Play with a pick favoring bridge and instant
    Prog tone!
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